On 14–15 March, SIPRI, the Center for Applied Research in Partnership with the Orient (CARPO) and the Gulf Research Center Foundation hosted the workshop ‘Regional Project Development within the Climate–Energy–Health Nexus: Sustainability in West Asia and the Arabian Peninsula (WAAP)’.
Feeding into discussions on the importance of initiatives addressing the climate–energy–health nexus, the workshop aimed to improve collaboration on understanding and designing transboundary cross-border projects in the region. Ecological challenges and their associated hazards have several social and economic impacts on a regional scale, for example air and water pollution.
The event brought together a group of academic and technical experts, representatives from regional and international donor organizations, and experts in peace, development and climate action. Among the participants were several young professionals engaged in environmental entrepreneurship.
The workshop was organized as part of the Tafahum wa Tabadul project, with the support of the German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO).
The event was conducted under the Chatham House Rule.